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Mapman

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Mapman says:

Bandit oil leak - still

The joint between the left oil hose and radiator on my 1996 Bandit 600 is still leaking oil even after I've replaced the o-ring. There is slight damage to the edge of the circular groove, probably been done by someone prising out an o-ring clumsily years ago. Any ideas how to stop it?

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  • Posted 3 years ago (18 August 2012 14:20)

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

leak

Always handy try Bossil BLACK RTV 100% silicone gasket maker.You could fill the groove then press the o-ring in and fit with the bolts finger tight,after an hour fully tighten but never over tighten.

Also check your engine breather pipe.    

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robsot

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robsot says:

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Exactly as Jaffa says!

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Mapman

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Mapman says:

Leaky solutions

Thanks - will try it.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

sealant

just tried the sealant again on another job and found it took hours to skin over.:wacko:

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Just go

to a breakers a buy another one for a few quid?

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Mapman

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Mapman says:

98% solved

The RTV sealant worked. Three weeks and 150-odd miles later there is the slightest trace of oil coming down the front bolt thread, but not even enough to leave a trace blown on to the downpipe (it was baking on it before - right ugly). Thanks Jaffa90.

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Mapman

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Mapman says:

Replace?

I did think of that KCMC, but problem may have been on the top face, even though it looked ok it may have been warped or had a tiny crack. The RTV has all but solved it, whatever the cause was, so happy. Thanks, though.

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